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Greene County's Unemployment Rate Decreases In September

Friday, October 23, 2020
by Elizabeth Hagood Johnson - Radio Greeneville News

According to data provided Thursday afternoon by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Greene County's unemployment rate decreased by more than 2 percent in September.

The county's rate for September was 6.2 percent, down from 8.5 percent in August. The county's rate a year ago was 4.6 percent.

The unemployment rate for September 2020 decreased in all 95 Tennessee counties. No county recorded an unemployment rate higher than 10 percent for the first time since the state hit an all-time high in April during the peak of COVID-19 business closures.

A total of 27 counties had an unemployment rate below 5 percent, while 68 counties had a rate of 5 percent or higher. Moore County had the state's lowest rate at 3.2 percent, while Shelby County had the highest rate at 9.9 percent.

The state unemployment rate for September was 6.3 percent, down from 8.6 percent in August.

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